John Lollar

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John Lollar
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Former candidate for
Tuscaloosa City Board of Education, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 27, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLivingston University
Master'sLouisiana State University
ProfessionBusiness banker
(timed out) Campaign website
John Lollar was a candidate for the District 6 of the Tuscaloosa City Schools Board of Education. He was defeated by incumbent Marvin Lucas in the August 27, 2013 general election. Lollar campaigned to improve graduation rates and strengthen parent and community involvement in the school system.


Lollar earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Livingston University, which is now called the University of West Alabama. He also attended graduate school at Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South.[1] Lollar currently serves as Vice President and Business Banker for Robertson Banking Company. Lollar has volunteered with the Special Olympics and Kiwanis Club Tuscaloosa and previously served as PTA president for Woodland Forrest Elementary. He and his wife, Shirley, have two adult children who were attended district schools.[2]



See also: Tuscaloosa City School District elections (2013)

Lollar lost election for the District 6 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education. He was running against incumbent Marvin Lucas in the August 27, 2013 general election.

Tuscaloosa Board of Education District 6, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMarvin Lucas Incumbent 51.9% 980
     Nonpartisan John Lollar 48.1% 909
Total Votes 1,889
Source: Fox 6 News These results are unofficial.


Lollar received $14,200 in donations from the Educate Tuscaloosa PAC according to finance records filed on August 9, 2013.[3]

Campaign themes


Lollar's campaign website explained the candidate's reasons for running for a board seat in 2013:[4]

"John Lollar has a vision to improve Tuscaloosa’s city schools. He will work tirelessly to help create the best learning opportunities for students. He is especially interested in improving graduation rates and strengthening parent and community involvement in the school system

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

About the district

See also: Tuscaloosa City Schools, Alabama
Tuscaloosa City Schools is located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Tuscaloosa City Schools is located in Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is located northwest of the state capital, Montgomery. According to the 2010 Census, Tuscaloosa is home to 90,898 residents.[5]


Tuscaloosa lags behind the rest of Alabama based on median household income and persons below the poverty level but outperforms the state average in high school graduation rates. The median household income for Tuscaloosa is $34,359 when compared to $42,934 for the state of Alabama. The percentage of people below poverty level for Tuscaloosa is 29.6% while it is 17.3% for the state of Alabama. 85.3% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 81.9% of Alabama residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 32.7% of Tuscaloosa residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 22% for the state of Alabama.

2010 Census Data for Tuscaloosa, Alabama[5]
Race Tuscaloosa State of Alabama
White 53.8% 68.5%
Black or African American 41.5% 26.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 1.8% 1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1%
Two or more race 1.1% 1.5%
Hispanic or Latino 3.0% 3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 52.6% 67%

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